Noisy Sitges

My job regularly requires international traveling and this is by far the greatest advantage, especially when you are asked to spend a couple of days in Sitges, a nice typical village of Costa Brava, just outside the magnificent (yet busy) Barcelona. This time I was not sure I would have the time to take some pictures and I…

Lore at the Barbican

As you might know I’ve been taking portraits of strangers almost exclusively in the last 4 years with my film cameras, as it proved to be an excellent way to improve composition and social skills. Nonetheless I like doing a setup portrait session from time to time and I recently had the chance to spend…

An ode to Ilford

I’ve started taking pictures “seriously” only 13 years ago, yet only the last 4 years of increasing usage of film seem to give me the pleasure of making (compared to taking) a nice picture. Having a plethora of stocks to choose from (not to mention the combination with several different developers) was a good thing…

Slowing down: PanF+

I have to confess it: I love buying film…maybe just as much as shooting portraits and street candid pictures. I find myself buying way more film than I can use and sometimes old expired ones lay patient on the fridge, waiting for my consideration. This is what happened with a roll of Ilford PanF+ 50 that…

The portuguese way

Working for a big consulting firm has some advantages, traveling in nice places being the one I definitely love the most. I recently had the occasion to spend 5 days in the beautiful city of Lisbon: it was the first time I was visiting Portugal and while I was quite ready to enjoy a typical mediterranean…

Tri-X is still around

Kodak Tri-X black and white negative film is one of those mystical, magic thing from the past that has written, with its unique gritty signature, pages and pages of photojournalism and history. Some of the greatest photographers of all times (Cartier-Bresson, Capa, McCullin, Nachtwey, Scianna and many more) had a long love affair with it (seems…

Ektar: love or hate?

Shooting film these days is not easy: prices tend to be quite high if you want a decent quality and you can’t really skip any digital pass (scanning you film is a good thing, you never know what could happen to your beloved physical negatives, especially when you have a 1 one old daughter with…